Harrison Ford defends aging in Indiana Jones movie
Only one month left until the premiere Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune. And as a HUGE fan of the franchise, I can’t wait for the return of my favorite adventurous archaeologist.
In fact, Harrison Ford is currently at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, where he attended the film’s premiere in addition to being called hot.
And in between Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune set in the late 1960s and an older Indy…
…we know from the trailer that there are scenes that take place in the late 1930s or early 1940s, and of course we get to see a digitally aged younger Indy who resembles the one from the first three films.
But after the premiere Species published an article criticizing anti-aging and called out Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune, along with a few other films to use the technology. The article’s author argues that “Hollywood’s anti-aging effects still need to be refined, and Hollywood should only use them once we’ve perfected the technique.”
However, Harrison himself does not see it that way, and defended the use of anti-aging technology at a press conference (via EW), said: “I know that’s my face. It’s not some kind of Photoshop magic — this is what I looked like 35 years ago. Because Lucasfilm has every frame of film we’ve made together over the years.”
He then added: “And this process, this library’s scientific mining, it turned out well [use]. It’s just a gimmick unless it’s backed up by a story and it sticks out if it’s not honest, it’s not real…I mean emotionally real. And so I think it was used very cleverly.”
Harrison also talked about how happy he was with the anti-aging in the film, saying, “I’m very happy with it.” However, he added that while he loves the impact on the film, it doesn’t make him want to be young again: “I don’t look back and say I wish I was that guy again,” because he isn’t. I am very satisfied with the age. I like being older.”
Okay, everyone’s excited Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune like me And do you agree with Harrison that de-aging is fine for the sake of the story?